Critical Notes: Jacqueline Woodson, Colson Whitehead, Jessica Valenti, and more

by Michele Filgate | Aug-22-2016

Newsday books editor and NBCC board president Tom Beer interviews Jacqueline Woodson about Another Brooklyn, her new novel for adults.

For her weekly Lit Hub column, NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari tracks books making news, including NBCC fiction finalists Colson Whitehead's new novel The Underground Railroad, and two first books from writers with promise.

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Jessica Valenti’s Sex Object for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Katie Haegele reviews Mark Haddon’s The Pier Falls and Moby’s Porcelain for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jim Ruland writes about Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa for San Diego CityBeat

Michael Magras reviews Joe McGinnis Jr.’s Carousel Court for BookPage.

Michelle Lancaster reviews Yvonne Georgina Puig’s A Wife of Noble Character for Lone Star Literary Life.

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